This reminds me of one of my dads childhood stories.Back in my day, there were ads for Thompson submachine guns in many magazines, usually about $50.
My grandpa had a metal Thompson Submachine Gun ad in his office that had a cowboy holding one on the front porch of his house and two guys in poncho's and sombreros running away with the tag line, "Defend your ranch!"Back in my day, there were ads for Thompson submachine guns in many magazines, usually about $50.
STIMSONS!! Yes!!That was Stimsons. Had the Rexall for candy and baseball cards, and the Sprouse-Reitz for marbles right there too.
I remember when we were older my buddy Tim thought he was going to bust through a plow pile in that parking lot once in his 1/2 ton GMC. It turned into a really short really steep ramp instead and we caught massive air. Kinda effed his truck up.
So from what I remember of the wooden nickel. They where issued or more appropriately handed out by the business. They where kind of a smaller scale S&H green stamp before the S&H green stamp really became popular. If I am not mistaken they where first used in bars.